These studies took an hour and some minutes. The first is from the 15th and the second is from the 27th. I drew features in between like how to draw ears and now I’m trying to get noses to look correct. Plus the gaze angle always looks off.
While he was going through some drawings I went ahead and did a bit of value study from the designs he showed.
One of my recently discovered favorite artists, Paul Calle, states the importance of drawing from the human figure as much as possible (if I could find more figure sources). “Only through repeated practice will you be able to understand the basic structure of the human body.” I practiced some surface anatomy for artists so figure drawing can assist me in remembering the things I’ve learned. I keep forgetting the proportions. Ditto for human head.
I drew another portrait but it won’t be finished until tomorrow. I’m getting faster though. Not accurate but I’m relearning some value fundementals.
Also studying values for the head. No more color heads I guess? Just practicing different grade pencils.
Edit: also guess what I bought? Some carpenter pencils and metal pencil caps for my sharpened pencils. I finally got my hands on pencils darker than 5B.
I have a headache. I was prepping my canvases for the past few days so I can work on multiple paintings at once.
I drew a few arms, but am a bit lazy to post them at the moment. There is no AC at my home.
I started a painting a while back and decided to start all over to learn how to block in colors. I did some thumbnail test values. I like the third one.
Also I have a broken heart so I will be a bit slower on updates. I’m watching some perspective videos by Erik Olson as well. After I finish that I’m going to take a look at Marshall’s videos.
I got a book on light theory! How exciting.